The University of New Hampshire wants to highlight student success stories. One way of doing this has been through the Create Your Own Story initiative which features students who, in their own way, have strived to make the most of their time at UNH. Each of their stories are different, yet they all share a common theme - a deep desire to claim their education.
Our purpose in sharing these stories is to encourage other students to approach their time at UNH with intention, curiosity, and personal drive. Hopefully by reading some of these stories, others will be inspired to make the most of their time here and create new stories that are rich, interesting, and unique.
The 2020 CYOS nomination process will reopen during the fall semester. Questions? Please contact Curt Kenoyer.
“I’ve definitely become more confident – that’s for sure...I think I’ve become more open-minded as well. [Learning about] diversity and inclusion has been really important to me. I learned a lot about how we can understand each other despite different cultures and backgrounds.”
As a first-generation college student originally from Bowling Green, Ohio, Katie didn’t know anyone when she arrived in Durham and she had little personal framework for how to
effectively navigate her new life here.
Jacob has always known that he wants to serve his country. For him, joining the Army National
Guard, and eventually the University of New Hampshire Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC), was not a choice but a calling.
The pivotal moment in Robert’s college career happened when he took a physical education inclusion class. It was here that Robert learned ways to include people of all abilities into physical education classes — and why not doing so has physical and social implications.
Stories are very important to Abbey’s life. A communication major with a strong background in studio art, she’s passionate about capturing, creating and sharing stories through photography, videography and fine art.